IT’S OVER — UW 91-83.
TRENT FOULS OUT — Trent collected his fifth foul. He finishes with nine points. That’s three SU players who have been disqualified. UW 83-77, 3:03.
FLAGRANT — Gaddy was given a flagrant 1 foul. Flora made 1 of 2. UW 76-76, 4:47.
RIVALRY BORN — Looks like the cross-city rivalry is renewed again. The crowd is really getting into it now. They’re yelling: ‘Go Huskies!’ UW 76-75, 4:53.
GETTING HEATED — Diop pushed Ross while he was in the air and attempting to convert an alley-oop. Wroten took exception with the foul and exchanged words with Diop. Wroten and Diop were given technical fouls. Diop was accessed a flagrant foul, his fifth, and he’s disqualified. UW 70-70, 6:38.
FOUR ON WALLACE — Wallace has four fouls. SU has 15 fouls. UW 70-67, 6:58.
DOG FIGHT — Looks like this is going to be decided in the final minutes at the free throw line. The Huskies still struggling with SU’s press. UW has made must five field goals in the second half. UW 67-65, 7:49.
NATE ROB — Nate Robinson shot a hype video for UW that’s playing on the big screen. Nice. UW 67-62, 8:40.
ALL SQUARE — Broussard drained a layup. UW 62-62, 11:08.
STUNNED — The UW crowd doesn’t know what to make of what’s happening on the court. The Redhawks just aren’t going away. Carter drained a three-pointer to cut UW’s lead to 62-58 with 11:28 left. Burrell is going to the line where he can make this a one-possession game. The Huskies are still struggling with SU’s full court press that’s created nine turnovers. UW is also 3 of 11 from the field in the second half.
WROTEN RETURNS — Wroten is playing like his old self. Hardly recognized the guy wearing No. 14 at Utah on Saturday. He has 19 points and six assists. UW 61-55, 12:21.
HANGING AROUND — Chad Rassmussen drained a three-pointer. UW 59-53, 13:28.
HARD FALL — Wroten landed on his tail bone after he was fouled on a layup by T.J. Diop. He’s popped up after a few seconds and made both free throws. UW 57-44, 16:20.
FUN WITH WITH THE DAWG PACK — The Dawg Pack is shouting every time Dollar tries to give instructions to his team from the sidelines. After awhile he realized it was futile and just smiled. UW 53-39, 18:30.
SECOND HALF — Same starters.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — The 50 points is a season high for the Huskies. Still, Seattle U. is creating the fast pace with its full court press. UW has just five turnovers while SU has 10 that has led to 12 points for the Huskies.
The press has forced Simmons to become a play maker at times. He hasn’t done a bad job, but needs to be more aggressive. Often he has a 2-on-1 situation, but pulls the ball out and sets up the offense.
N’Diaye was one of the stars in this game last year and he’s taking control again because of his size. He has 10 points and nine rebounds. Ross has 10 points and Wilcox leads all scorers with 13 on 4-for-8 shooting.
On Saturday, the Huskies didn’t have a fast break point. Tonight they have 14. They’re also shooting 41 percent from the field.
HALFTIME ENTERTAINMENT — A youth team called the Seattle Stars thrilled the crowd with a fun game.
HALFTIME STATS — Click here.
HALFTIME — UW 50-37. The Huskies finished the final 2:02 with a 10-3 run.
CLOSING OUT — Former Portland Trail Blazer coach Jack Ramsey says the most important part of the first half is the last two minutes. Says teams must learn how to close out a half. UW 40-34, 2:02.
UP-TEMPO — Both teams are going back and forth. SU’s press has increased the tempo of the game. The Huskies aren’t content to pull the ball out when they break the press. They’re attacking the basket. The Redhawks are getting steals because of the press and they’re looking to score quickly. Wilcox leads all scorers with 10. UW 38-32, 3:59.
FUNNY LOOK — Romar gave Wilcox a long stare after he fouled Carter on a three-point shot. Carter made all three. UW 32-24, 5:57.
MASS SUBSTITUTIONS — Dollar has used 11 players. He’s shuttling them in and out at a rapid pace. Every break in the action, somebody is popping off the SU bench. Meanwhile Romar is sticking with an eight-man rotation at this point. Still haven’t seen freshman forward Martin Breunig. UW 28-20.
DANGER TIME — Dollar took a timeout because he can sense the game may be getting away from the Redhawks. UW 25-18, 8:01.
GETTING SLOPPY — There’s been about five fast break opportunities in the last few minutes and no points. Wroten gave the ball away with a no-look, over-the-shoulder pass to a that led to a turnover. The Huskies are also atrocious from the free throw line. They are 6 of 12. UW 19:14, 10:13.
GOOD CROWD — Not sure what was the delay, but most of the fans are settled in their seats. Not quite a sellout, but still a good crowd. UW 18-14, 11:17.
BLOCK PARTY — Ross raced behind Carter and snatched his short jumper out of his hands to start a fast break. On the other end, Wallace blocked Kemp’s layup. Really good action. UW 18-14, 11:35.
THIRD SUB — Shawn Kemp Jr. is in. It’s a frenetic pace. SU is pressing full court and trapping along the sideline. UW 16-12, 13:49.
CARRY OVER — Ross is picking up where he left off in Utah. He has a game-high seven points on 3-for-3 shooting. The Huskies are 4 of 7 from the field. Trent has four points for SU. UW 10-7, 15:54.
FIRST SUBS — C.J. Wilcox and Darnell Gant are in for Simmons and Wroten. UW 8-4, 16:48.
GOOD ENERGY — Both teams are fired up and going after it. N’Diaye dove on the floor for a loose ball. UW 4-1, 18:32.
MATCHUPS — Ross has Broussard, Gaddy has Carter and Wroten is on Burrell. Trent scored the first basket. SU pressed and Gaddy broke it with a long pass to Wroten who was fouled on a layup. He made 1 of 2. SU 2-1, 19:22.
WHERE’S EVERYBODY AT? — I know I’m asking this question a lot tonight, but seriously this is a late-arriving crowd. We’re about two minutes away from tip off and there’s still plenty of empty seats. I thought this would be an early sellout.
WARM EMBRACE — Romar and Dollar engage in friendly man hug. They joking with each other and sharing a private conversation on the sideline.
PURPLE BLAZER — Romar broke out the purple blazer tonight. Not a good look. But it’s a tradition and where would we be without our traditions.
WHERE’S DUBS? — UW’s mascot Dubs made an appearance at the last home game, but he’s not here tonight. He hasn’t been to many basketball games. Maybe he’s not potty trained.
LONG DAY — UW coach Lorenzo Romar and SU coach Cameron Dollar were the guest of honors at a 7 a.m. Redhawks alumni breakfast. The breakfast and panel discussion will be moderated by KIRO-TV anchor Steve Raible. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.
STARTING LINEUPS — Slight change for the Huskies, Desmond Simmons is making his first career start in place of C.J. Wilcox. The other starters include: Abdul Gaddy, Terrence Ross, Tony Wroten Jr. and Aziz N’Diaye.
SU: G Cervante Burrell, G Sterling Carter, F Clarence Trent, F Aaron Broussard and F Eric Wallace.
PLENTY OF RADIO OPTIONS — You can find the game on 950-KJR, 710 ESPN Radio and 102.9 FM.
ON TV — ROOT Sports has the TV coverage. The cable network is going all out with this game. Tom Glasglow and Lenny Wilkens have the call while Francis Williams and Jen Meuller are courtside with a pregame show.
THROWBACK — Seattle University is wearing throwback jerseys from the 1970s in memory of Carl Ervin and Keith Harrell.
PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR — Everyone is on the court, including ASJ.
WHERE’S ASJ? — All the UW players are on the court except Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the newest member of the team.
OPEN DOORS — The Edmundson Pavilion doors are open and members of the Dawg Pack are filing in as George Clinton’s ‘Atomic Dog’ booms over the loudspeakers. Several Huskies are on the court. No Seattle University sighting as of yet.